University of the Month - April 2012

22-May-2012 | 3 min read

Our Blogs > University of the Month - April 2012
Every month, FirstPoint USA aim to showcase one of the U.S Universities that we have helped talented young athletes to get a scholarship to. This month, we have selected the University of Oregon, after being impressed by their "music video"! If you are interested in seeing their facilities, you have to see this! The University of Oregon (UO) is a public, coeducational research university in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Oregon as a "very high research activity" university. It is one of 108 universities to have such a designation. Additionally, the UO is one of only two Association of American Universities members in the Pacific Northwest. As the flagship institution of the Oregon University System, the UO is one of the nation's premier public teaching and research universities. The current UO student body is composed of students from all 50 of the United States, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and 89 countries around the world. The University of Oregon is organized into eight schools and colleges—six professional schools and colleges, an Arts and Sciences College and an Honors College. The campus is spread over 295 acres and holds 60 major buildings, as well as providing a home for more than 500 varieties of trees. Eugene is located near many prominent geographic features such as the Willamette River, Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Also within a two-hour drive is the Portland metropolitan area. Tour of the Campus:
UO boasts an impressive array of world class sports facilities.  Check out this video of the Football (American) locker room for a taster!
The University of Oregon is a member of the Pacific-12 Conference and the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA. The athletic programs have garnered 14 NCAA team championships, as well as 60 NCAA individual champions in various track and field events. The two primary rivals of the Oregon Ducks football team are the Washington Huskies and the Oregon State Beavers. The football rivalry with Oregon State University, known as the "Civil War", is one of the nation's oldest. Every year, the two teams face off in the last game of the regular season. The two teams have faced each other nearly every year since 1894 with the exception of five years. The university competes in 14 sports: football, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball, and acrobatics & tumbling. This does not include club sports which competes at the Division I level in Rugby, Soccer, Rowing, and Waterpolo. As well as women's Division I club athletics in Rowing, Rugby, and Waterpolo. Athletes can benefit from their impressive Treatment Centre...unbelieveable! To find out how the Ducks "Sculpt the Ideal Athlete", check out this strengthening and conditioning video... Check out their Stadium!.... ....and their private plane!!!... For more information about sports scholarships to the USA, check out FirstPointUSA.com today!

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